Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
The Church office will be closed Monday, May 29, in recognition of Memorial Day.
You may reach Pastor Pete on his cell phone - 843-694-7447.
Both our Youth and JAM Sunday Schools were led by wonderful teachers this week. Sara Eighmy was able to direct the children's end-of-the-school-year enthusiasm with a "....riveting..." discussion about the risks they might take for their faith, which led into their study of Esther.
Sara surmises, "Esther knew God was with her and we know that God is with us as well even when we risk big or little things. Esther risked something huge-her life! The kids have never felt like they've risked something that big but thought it was good to know if He is there in the big stuff, he is probably there in the little stuff (like when they stand up for someone who is being bullied)."
Sunday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
“Many, Yet One”
As we gather this Sunday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., a portion of Jesus’ high priestly prayer as captured in John 17:1-11 will be our focus.
This prayer concludes the farewell dinner of Jesus and his disciples in the upper room before Jesus goes to a garden in the Kidron Valley where he will be arrested. This prayer is often referred to as The High Priestly Prayer for two reasons: First, Jesus is preparing to offer himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. Second, he intercedes for his disciples in the same way that the high priest often interceded for the people of Israel.
The passage ends with the first of several petitions, specifically “.. keep them through your name which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are.” It is a prayer for unity in spite of diversity.
Given the divisiveness around us, and even at times in the church, it is worthwhile to recall Jesus’ urgent concern. May our worship this week remind us of God’s constant desire for us.
Register now for Rome: Paul and the Underground Church Vacation Bible School July 17-20.
This year's VBS is for kids 4 years to adult. (youth over 11 must have an adult participating with them)
The fee is only $5 per participant with families of 5 or more $20. Registration includes dinner served before the program.
We prefer online registrations but will accept paper registrations. Simply print the paper form and return it to the church office as soon as possible.
Come join the Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study of Genesis. Each Wednesday morning starts with a little breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Church of the Palms, followed by a study led by Pastor Pete from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The study this week on May 31 (no Sisters!! on May 10 due to Grandma's Attic) starts at Genesis 12:4.
The book of Genesis is important as it forms a starting point of God's interaction and concern with God's specially chosen people, Israel. At the same time, Genesis forms a foundation for the broader scope of God's interaction and concern for all humanity and creation.
The book of Genesis presents stories about the beginning of the world and humanity along with stories about the beginning of the particular people of Israel and their ancestors.
The Brothers! Thursday morning breakfast and Bible study continue their study of Jeremiah on Thursday, June 1, at Jeremiah 11:18. Breakfast starts at 8 a..m. with the study starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 9 a.m.
The second of the major prophets, the book of Jeremiah is a challenge to conscience and a comfort to the wounded in body and spirit. The book addresses the destruction of Judah and the capital Jerusalem by Babylon’s armies but also strives to move beyond this historical milestone to a new future.
The book of Jeremiah seeks to defend God from charges of being unjust, uncaring, or unable to protect God’s people. Instead the responsibility of the people and their failure to “listen” is brought front and center.
Come join the Brothers! each Thursday morning, with breakfast from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and a study of Jeremiah from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
Come join the Brothers Too! Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study as they continue their study of Titus, James, and Jude - the three Amigos!
Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, with the study starting at 8 a.m. and finishing at 8:30 a.m. The books will be taken verse by verse. The group will start with James 3:5 on June 3, (no Brothers Too! May 20 due to the Memorial Service for Carol Siddall) so jump in whenever your schedule permits. Brothers Too! meets every other Saturday at Church of the Palms.
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Many, Yet One!
There is still an opportunity to support the construction of our Christian Life Center and Sanctuary renovation.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office. Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
Follow the construction of the Christian Life Center.
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vanco is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.